Meet Jose Reyes –
Dr. Reyes started something big by thinking small. He plans to revolutionize Nuclear power through his start-up, NuScale Power. Ambitious goals to reduce size, dramatically improve safety and change the economics of Nuclear energy are underway in his company in Corvallis.
Dr. Reyes is the co-founder of NuScale Power and co-designer of the NuScale passively-cooled small nuclear reactor. He is an internationally recognized expert on passive safety system design, testing, and operations for nuclear power plants. He currently serves as a United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) technical expert on passive safety systems. Dr. Reyes successfully established a 17-nation coordinated research program on passive safety systems for the IAEA and also developed and directed a course on natural circulation and passive safety systems at the International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy.
At Oregon State University, Dr. Reyes served as head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics. He directed the Advanced Thermal Hydraulic Research Laboratory (ATHRL) and was the co-director of the Battelle Energy Alliance Academic Center of Excellence (ACE) for Thermal Fluids and Reactor Safety in support of the Idaho National Laboratory mission. Additionally, Dr. Reyes was the OSU principal investigator for the Westinghouse AP600 and AP1000 certification test programs sponsored by the USNRC, the U.S. Department of Energy and Westinghouse.